Globally, the tourism sector is battling in the face of tough economic times and rapidly changing travel behaviour. Cape Town is no exception. As a long-haul destination over-dependent on markets hit hardest by the global economic recession and still plagued by seasonality, the city’s tourism sector could face a further decline unless decisive action is taken.Read more
We just received the fantastic news that Cape Town has been shortlisted for the World Design Capital 2014. From a team of 56 hopefuls, Cape Town now stands alongside just two other world cities – Dublin, Ireland and Bilbao, Spain – in the race to earn the World Design Capital title.
Cape Town has been shortlisted for the World Design Capital 2014. From a team of 56 hopefuls, Cape Town now stands alongside just two other world cities – Dublin (Ireland) and Bilbao (Spain) – in the race to earn the World Design Capital title.
The ash cloud from the Chilean Volcano Puyehue-Cordón Caulle that has been erupting since June 4 has reached Cape Town airspace, affecting flights in and out of Cape Town International Airport. The ash cloud has circled the globe and has, in the last two weeks, disrupted flights in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand.Read more
Do something different with Dad this Father’s Day, Sunday 19 June, in the form of an exhilarating bike ride or hike on Table Mountain. Friends of Table Mountain - the local community, the South African Police Service, Metro Police, SA National Parks and other role players of the Table Mountain Forum will be on the mountain for three hours on Sunday morning from 09h00 to 12h00 to demonstrate the need for individuals and organisations to work together to make the mountain a safe place for all users, whether they be walking, hiking, running or cycling.Read more
Saturday will mark one year on from the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ games. The international tourism industry has struggled hard to battle declines in turnover, as the effects of the global recession linger on. The global financial crisis and the subsequent consumer behavioural change has had a significant adverse effect on the tourism industry across the world; demand has diminished, visitor spends have steadied and costs have increased. The tail end of the financial crisis has hit South Africa and the tourism industry hard, perhaps initially diverted in the run-up to and during the World Cup.
The Loeries Creative Future Scholarship is helping students reach their ultimate dreams. The scholarship is aimed to give students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to enter the brand communication industry through tertiary education and includes fees, accommodation, living expenses, study materials, mentorship and guaranteed employment on completion of the programme.Read more
A recent tourism seminar held jointly by Cape Town Tourism and FEDHASA, highlighted some of the laws contained in the Consumer Protection Act that would have direct bearing on the hospitality industry.Read more
Despite concerns earlier this year that Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden may not be exhibiting at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (for the first time in decades) due to lack of sponsorship, the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s (SANBI’s) entry “Botanical Landscapes” today scooped its 31st gold medal at the prestigious show in London.Read more